Fragility fractures and osteoporosis in CKD: pathophysiology and diagnostic methods.

Abstract

Both chronic kidney disease (CKD) and osteoporosis are major public health problems associated with an aging population. Osteoporosis is characterized by reduced bone mineral density, while CKD results in qualitative changes in bone structure; both conditions increase the predisposition to fragility fractures. There is a significant coprevalence of… (More)
DOI: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2013.12.016

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